Archive for June 10th, 2012

Lawcast 207:  Adam Shutkever and Jeremy Hopkins of Riverview Chambers on the style of new legal services delivery

Today I am talking to Adam Shutkever, COO of LawVest, which launched Riverview Law in February  – Riverview Law is the trading name of LawVest Limited – and  Jeremy Hopkins, late of 3 Verulam Buildings where he was a clerk. Jeremy Hopkins has joined Riverview Law as Director of Operations – he also blogs, enthusiastically and amusingly, at Clerkingwell

To set the context – let me quote from the home page of the Lawvest website…

“LawVest believes that attractive opportunities are being created by the structural, regulatory and commercial changes occurring in the legal market. To access these opportunities LawVest is deploying a market disrupting brand, pricing, and service delivery model both organically and, where appropriate, by acquisition.”

LawVest is owned by AdviserPlus Business Solutions, DLA Piper and a number of individuals. Karl Chapman is Chief Executive of LawVest and Adam Shutkever is Chief Operating Officer. Sir Nigel Knowles is Non-Executive Chairman.  Sir Nigel Knowles is also joint CEO and managing partner of DLA Piper

The legal advice provided to Riverview Law customers is delivered through Riverview Solicitors and Riverview Chambers.

Does Riverview Chambers herald the death of the ‘billable hour’ ?  Adam Shutkever believes that fixed pricing is the death of the billable hour.

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